Recruiting and Retaining Apprentices: A Summary of Employer and Apprentices' Perspectives (2011)

In 2010-2011, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) undertook a series of surveys and interviews with both employers and apprentices to better understand recruitment and retention practices in apprenticeship.

Employers identified a number of practices that contribute to the success of an apprenticeship program, including scheduling regular meetings with apprentices; helping the apprentice to see a career path; having an interview and orientation process; offering training for mentors; and providing free tutoring to apprentices.

Apprentices who responded to the survey said that quality training from the journeyperson is a key factor in choosing an employer. A positive work environment is an important factor in retaining apprentices.

The CAF is a not-for-profit organization working with stakeholders across Canada to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education.

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2012-11-01
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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). Recruiting and Retaining Apprentices: A Summary of Employer and Apprentices' Perspectives 2011. Web. 3 Dec. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/caf/recruiting_retaining/recruiting_retaining.pdf>
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) (2011). Recruiting and Retaining Apprentices: A Summary of Employer and Apprentices' Perspectives. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/caf/recruiting_retaining/recruiting_retaining.pdf
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